The “Angel of Iran”

June 27, 2009 | NeW Staff

Tensions have grown in Iran. The face of the country’s political turmoil has become that of a young woman–whose death has united Iranian protestors around the world together.

As New York Times columnist, Nazila Fathi, points out, “Ms. Agha-Soltan’s fate resonates particularly with women, who have been at the vanguard of many of the protests throughout Iran.” 

Her family is so reluctant to speak out about her death, fearing that the government will retaliate, that they have said little to any press and thus, their sister, daughter, and friend has remained mostly an unknown symbol of the violence in Iran. In fact, the government has broken up all groups that have mourned her death in public.

President Ahmadinejad has resorted to controlling a state of continual unrest with violence and force. He has ordered all women who are not strictly following the dress code to be arrested. This is the time when all women in the United States should be grateful for being and living in America–a country where our freedoms are so assured they can be taken for granted.

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